Mother of the Bride Murder Cozy Book Review

Mother of the Bride Murder Cozy Book Review

Title: Mother of the Bride Murder
Author: Leslie Meier
Published: April 25, 2024, Kensington Cozies
No. of Pages: 288
Cover Price: $27.00, $13.49 Kindle

Fans of Leslie Meier’s bestselling Lucy Stone series will welcome the 29th installment, Mother of the Bride Murder, where the Stone’s oldest daughter, Elizabeth, is engaged to a rich and good looking Frenchman. The Stones travel to France to attend the wedding, and are excited, not only for the wedding, but to stay in the beautiful centuries old chateau of Elizabeth’s soon-to-be in-laws. Unfortunately, there is a body found in a moat on the grounds of the chateau, and Lucy is worried that this marriage may not turn out to be the right one for her daughter.

As usual, Meier does an excellent job of developing the characters. Most readers will be familiar with Lucy and her family, and have been reading about them through the years. Her family has actually grown up and readers will remember them as they have *. The supporting characters – especially those in France are also well-developed and readers will be able to form their opinions as to their role in the mystery. The characters, both familiar and new, seem like real people and make the scenarios viable. The story is well-written, and flows easily. There are surprising ups and downs in the story, and also some danger to the protagonist and her family. One thing that is unexpected is that the Stone family imbibes in drinking a large amount of alcohol which doesn’t seem to be in character for the Stone family. It probably is due to them being in France, but isn’t a usual thing for them.

All told, this is another fun, easy-to-read cozy that Lucy Stone fans will enjoy.

Special thanks to NetGalley for supplying a review copy of this book.

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